Programs and resources to help all Vermonters access the food we need
3SquaresVT/EBT– A federal USDA program that provides money each month to stretch our food budgets. Use at over 600 food retailers and more than 40 farmers markets in Vermont - and anywhere in the U.S. that accepts EBT Cards. You may be eligible if your gross household income is equal to or less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, or you have children and get the VT Earned Income Tax Credit. With 3SquaresVT, you'll also benefit from NOFA-VT's Crop Cash program for discounts on produce!
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) – A federal nutrition program which offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods to income-eligible older adults.
Everyone Eats – Provides nutritious meals to Vermonters in need of food assistance, as well as a stabilizing source of income for Vermont restaurants, farmers, and food producers. 25% of all ingredients come from local farmers and food producers.
Find a Food Shelf – Locate a food shelf near you with the Vermont Foodbank's list. In Guilford, we have the wonderful Guilford Cares Food Pantry.
Little Free Pantry Map – Find a Little Free Pantry near you.
Meals on Wheels – Any person over 60 who experiences food insecurity, is unable to participate in the noon time meal available at the Brattleboro Senior Center or has a spouse who is eligible will qualify for the program. Serves the towns of Brattleboro, West Brattleboro, Guilford, Dummerston, Marlboro and Vernon.
Summer Meals for Kids – Free meals for all kids 18 and under are available from convenient locations around the state during the summer months.
SuSu CommUNITY Farm Box of Resilience CSA Share – For 20 weeks BIPOC families in Southern Vermont receive a free box of organically grown, culturally relevant veggies, medicinal herbs and other goodies from local VT businesses. You will also have access to free cooking, harvesting, medicine making classes and commUNITY gardening rituals
VeggieVanGo – School and hospital partners across Vermont host fresh produce distributions, supported by Vermont Foodbank. Some locations are for designated school communities and are not open to the public, but some sites are open to the community.
WIC – The USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It helps income-eligible Vermont residents who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a new baby, and children under age 5. Each family member enrolled in WIC gets a monthly food package designed for their nutrition needs. Foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter/beans, cereal, juice, infant foods and formula.